The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Instructor of Musical Theatre Dance beginning August 18, 2022. This full time temporary one-year position (with the possibility of renewal) requires a Master of Arts (or higher degree) or equivalent professional experience in musical theatre dance and/or choreography. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance technique courses within our performance curriculum at both the lower and upper division and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Additional responsibilities will include choreographing musicals within our mainstage season and mentoring students in the program both academically as well as with career preparation. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 18 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen and Design & Theatre Production, as well as a BFA in Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for twelve consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.
Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a letter of intent and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Review of applications will begin April 4, 2022. The position will remain open until an adequate pool has been established. More information about the department can be found at theatreandfilm.olemiss.edu.
We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.
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Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.